The Apollo Story

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11 stepped on to the surface of the moon in July 1969, it marked the pinnacle of eight years of manned spaceflight Eight short years saw not only incredible technological advancement, but also the unbelievable bravery of an elite team of astronauts who rode the most powerful rockets ever devised The space race had been in resWhen Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11 stepped on to the surface of the moon in July 1969, it marked the pinnacle of eight years of manned spaceflight Eight short years saw not only incredible technological advancement, but also the unbelievable bravery of an elite team of astronauts who rode the most powerful rockets ever devised The space race had been in response to JFK s promise to the nation and the need to beat the Russians at all costs at a time of intense political rivalry But victory came at a terrible price with the disastrous Apollo 1 launch pad fire that killed three astronauts and the dramatic, ill fated Apollo 13 mission Twelve men walked on the Moon while mankind discovered a new perspective on planet Earth.
The Apollo Story When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of Apollo stepped on to the surface of the moon in July it marked the pinnacle of eight years of manned spaceflight Eight short years saw not only incredib

  • Title: The Apollo Story
  • Author: John Christopher
  • ISBN: 9780752451732
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. The Apollo Story gives a concise account of the Apollo program, briefly covering development before summarising each mission in succession, all supported by excellent illustrations courtesy of NASA. Beautifully done within the tight space constraints of the series, even if ‘Sea of Tranquility’ gets mis-spelt a couple of times.

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